I swung by the Brownells booth this morning to get hands-on with their new line of Retro AR rifles. They were also kind enough to do an overview of the various models and standout features on video (below). Upon handling them . . .
I was completely happy. They don’t look or feel like any corners were cut. None of the made-just-for-them retro / historically-accurate parts seemed cheap or hastily thrown together. Machining, finish, and fit (where I was able to wiggle and pull) were all great. But, as Chris pointed out, not too great. Historically accurate great.
The TTAG crew is certainly excited to get our hands on a couple of these rifles — likely one from the Retro 5.56 line (which is already in stock and available here) and one from the Retro AR 308 line. Stay tuned.